North Carolina Emergency Management helps local and state partners secure federal funding and develop and implement capabilities to address the state's ability to prevent, protect, respond and recover for all hazards, both man-made and natural. 


State and Local Cybersecurity Grant Program (SLCGP)

SLCGP provides federal funding to helps states, local governments, rural areas, and territories address cybersecurity risks and cybersecurity threats to information systems.

Who is eligible: Local government entities, community colleges, federally-recognized tribal governments, and state agencies in North Carolina are eligible to apply for FY22 SLCGP funding through North Carolina Emergency Management.
How to apply: Eligible applicants download and complete application. 
When to apply: March 17 - April 30, 2023

Capacity Building Competitive Grant

The CBCG shall be used to ensure local emergency management offices are adequately equipped, trained, and prepared for all hazards and emergencies by providing funding to build on capabilities, close gaps and enhance best practices to meet the their needs.

Who is eligible: Counties with a population of 210,000 or fewer. 
How to apply: Eligible county governments download and complete application. 
When to apply: March 1 - March 31, 2023 

Homeland Security Grant Program (HSGP)

HSGP provides funds for homeland security and emergency operations equipment, exercises, training, and planning. 
Who is eligible:  State agencies and local jurisdictions
How to apply:    State agencies download and complete application.  
Local jurisdictions should contact their NCEM Branch Office.
When to apply:   Applications for fiscal year 2024 will be available in October 2023. Eligible local government entities and tribal governments submit projects for consideration through their corresponding Domestic Preparedness Region (DPR) in North Carolina.

Emergency Management Performance Grant (EMPG)

EMPG funds are used to support comprehensive emergency management at the state and local levels.
Who is eligible:  County governments
How to apply:    Complete application.  
When to apply:  Applications for fiscal year 2023 will be available in October 2022. 

Hazardous Materials Emergency Preparedness (HMEP)

HMEP provides funding for training and planning for potential emergencies related to hazardous materials.
Who is eligible:      State agencies and local jurisdictions
How to apply:    State agencies download and complete application.  
Local jurisdictions should contact their NCEM Branch Office.
When to apply:     Applications for fiscal year 2021 will be available in October 2020. 

NC Tier II Grants

NC Tier II grants provide funds for hazardous materials emergency response planning, training, and exercises.
Who is eligible:      County governments
How to apply:    Download and complete application.  
When to apply:    Applications for fiscal year 2021 will be available in October 2020. 

Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NSGP)

NSGP provides funding support for physical security enhancements and other security-related activities to eligible 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations that are at high risk of a terrorist attack.
Who is eligible:  Organizations designated under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
How to apply:    Complete application and submit it via email to
When to apply:  Applications for FY2023 must be submitted to the above email address by 5 PM on April 14, 2023.

Emergency Operations Center (EOC) Grants

The Emergency Operations Center (EOC) Grant Program, not funded since 2011-2012, is returning. These projects can be submitted by a local jurisdiction to a member of the State Congressional Delegation with a letter of support from the State Administrative Agent (SAA), which is North Carolina Emergency Management.  Only projects that meet the requirements detailed in the most recent Notice of Funding Opportunity for the Emergency Operations Center Grant Program, including the cost-share requirement and environmental and historic preservation requirements, as applicable, will be considered for funding.

If funded, the projects would be specific line item awards to that specific jurisdiction with grant monitoring and compliance from NCEM. For more information on these opportunities, please refer to the websites of the members of the North Carolina Congressional Delegation as many have put announcements up with established timeframes for submission. 


Volunteer Agencies or Organizations Active in or Assisting with Disasters (VOAD)

State Funded VOAD grants provide funding to voluntary agencies working in disaster recovery
Who is eligible:  Volunteer or Voluntary Nonprofit Agencies or Organizations Active in or Assisting with Disasters by providing services to disaster survivors
How to apply:    See grant details and application instructions for the most recent state VOAD grant.
When to apply:   Funds are made available periodically by the state legislature for recovery operations usually related to specific disasters. Watch for details.

FEMA Individual Assistance

The Individual Assistance program provides assistance to home owners and renters whose primary residences were damaged or destroyed by a natural or manmade disaster.
Who is eligible:  Disaster affected homeowners and renters, after certain presidentially declared disasters
How to apply:    Online at or at a FEMA/State Disaster Recovery center  
When to apply:  The application period is open for a limited time after the disaster declaration is made

FEMA Public Assistance

The Public Assistance program provides funding and technical help to state and local governments and certain private, non-profit groups to fix or replace public properties and infrastructure such as roads, bridges, buildings and parks that have been damaged or destroyed.
Who is eligible:  State agencies, local governments and certain private non-profits
How to apply:    Attend a post-disaster applicant briefing in your area to receive application instructions
When to apply:  The application period is open for a limited time after the federal disaster declaration is made

Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP)

Hazard mitigation measures are any sustainable action taken to reduce or eliminate the long-term risk to people and property from future disasters. This program supports cost-effective post-disaster projects. Studies have shown that every $1 spent equals $4 of future damages mitigated.

Flood Mitigation Assistance

The Flood Mitigation Assistance Program aims to reduce or eliminate claims under the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). FMA provides funding to states, territories, federally-recognized tribes and local communities for projects and planning that reduces or eliminates long-term risk of flood damage to structures insured under the NFIP.

Building Resilient Infrastructure in Communities (BRIC)
(formerly Pre-Disaster Mitigation)

The National Public Infrastructure Pre-Disaster Mitigation fund, will be funded through the federal Disaster Relief Fund as a six percent set aside from estimated disaster grant expenditures. This allows for a greater investment in mitigation before a disaster. This annual grant program is named Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC).